Charlie Update: Is that a hole?

Charlie has been doing great and is healing very well. Since the drainage stopped his left eye area has been healing up without issue. However, about a week ago we noticed what appeared to be a small scab where one of the sutures had been after surgery. Well after further investigation, we came to the conclusion that it was a tiny hole. It was quite odd, his skin had healed all around his left eye area, even healing completely around this apparent hole. There was no redness, no drainage, nothing.

I immediately thought about Charlie’s well being and asked if we could get him a diamond stud earring for the hole. If you have to have a tiny hole, why not bling it out. Well, my wife thought that was a bad idea and I was immediately overruled. I think Charlie was disappointed but he never said anything to me so I let it go.

Not knowing if this was normal, we called the vet and they asked us to bring him in. Guess what…it’s not normal. Our wonderful vet stated he’d never seen this before and that he’d like to open it up and take a quick glance to make sure everything looked ok on the other side. Soooooo, our trooper of a dog Charlie went under the scalpel again. Luckily everything looked ok from inside and they loosened up a little skin when sewing him back up to make sure we had a solid suture line with no tension on the wound.

Charlie was in great spirits when I picked him up today and the vet felt good that this would take care of our problem. Good news for the Charlie dog!

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